Best 3 Trails for Mountain Biking Near Natural Bridge, VA

If you love outdoor recreation, you’ll be like a kid in a candy store in Natural Bridge. The surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains provide amazing opportunities to get outside and enjoy nature. Rockbridge County boasts several parks and borders the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest. All of the trails in this protected wilderness make for some great biking Near Natural Bridge, VA!

When you’re ready to start planning your trip, access our Natural Bridge Vacation Guide! This free resource has everything you need to plan an unforgettable trip to the mountains from the best restaurants to nearby attractions.


Where’s the Best Biking Near Natural Bridge, VA?

Natural Bridge State Park

When you stay at the Natural Bridge Hotel, you’ll be just a stone’s throw away from the Natural Bridge State Park. It boasts a 3.3-mile loop that allows both biking and hiking. You’ll be rewarded with stunning views over the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains and likely spot some wildlife. Plus, kids will also enjoy this mostly flat bike ride through the woods.

Virginia Blue Ridge Railway TrailFamily mountain biking

About an hour east of Natural Bridge in a town called Piney River, the Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail provides a full day of fun! The trail is nearly seven miles one-way weaving over and along the river. Because this bike trail follows an old railway it’s a flat, family-friendly ride. Get more out of the trip and stop at stops to enjoy the river. There some also some local pear orchards and strawberry picking farms along the way.

Glenwood, Mineshaft, Spec Mines, and Dody Epic Trail

If you’re looking for a trail that will put your mountain bike to good use, this is the trail for you! It combines four different trails together for 40+ miles of challenging backcountry with technical rock gardens, flowy singletrack, and fast downhills. You can easily make the trail shorter by removing a loop or two. The difficult trail should only be ridden by experienced cyclists, so we don’t recommend taking kids.

Rest Your Legs at the Natural Bridge Hotel3 Pictures of Natural Bridge and Hotel

It’s easy to explore the best biking near Natural Bridge, VA when you stay at our historic hotel. Start by reserving our Natural Bridge 2-Night Adventure Package. This special vacation package includes a two-night stay for the entire family (up to two adults and two children), breakfast each morning, and four tickets to the Caverns at Natural Bridge, Natural Bridge State Park, and Dinosaur Kingdom II. Use your tickets to the Natural Bridge State Park to bike the Blue Ridge Trail!

Then, come back to Natural Bridge Hotel to rest your legs. We offer comfortable Main Inn RoomsPremium Second-Floor Balcony RoomsGuest Rooms on Cottage Hill, and Veranda Rooms. With more than 150 rooms to choose from, you’re sure to find one that suits your needs!  

Check our availability to start planning your trip to Natural Bridge!